Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 16456 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areNOeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Friday, August 31, 2018
Bilateral reaching deficits after unilateral perinatal ischemic stroke: a population-based case-control study
Worthless, survivors want to know what protocol will fix those reaching deficits but you instead did nothing useful. Your senior researchers and mentors need to be fired.
Detailed kinematics of motor
impairment of the contralesional (“affected”) and ipsilesional
(“unaffected”) limbs in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy are not
well understood. We aimed to 1) quantify the kinematics of reaching in
both arms of hemiparetic children with perinatal stroke using a robotic
exoskeleton, and 2) assess the correlation of kinematic reaching
parameters with clinical motor assessments.
This prospective, case-control
study involved the Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project, a population-based
research cohort, and the Foothills Medical Center Stroke Robotics
Laboratory in Calgary, Alberta over a four year period. Prospective
cases were collected through the Calgary Stroke Program and included
term-born children with magnetic resonance imaging confirmed perinatal
ischemic stroke and upper extremity deficits. Control participants were
recruited from the community. Participants completed a visually guided
reaching task in the KINARM robot with each arm separately, with 10
parameters quantifying motor function. Kinematic measures were compared
to clinical assessments and stroke type.
Fifty children with perinatal
ischemic stroke (28 arterial, mean age: 12.5 ± 3.9 years; 22 venous,
mean age: 11.5 ± 3.8 years) and upper extremity deficits were compared
to healthy controls (n = 147,
mean age: 12.7 ± 3.9 years). Perinatal stroke groups demonstrated
contralesional motor impairments compared to controls when reaching out
(arterial = 10/10, venous = 8/10), and back (arterial = 10/10,
venous = 6/10) with largest errors in reaction time, initial direction
error, movement length and time. Ipsilesional impairments were also
found when reaching out (arterial = 7/10, venous = 1/10) and back
(arterial = 6/10). The arterial group performed worse than venous on
both contralesional and ipsilesional parameters. Contralesional reaching
parameters showed modest correlations with clinical measures in the
Robotic assessment of reaching
behavior can quantify complex, upper limb dysfunction in children with
perinatal ischemic stroke. The ipsilesional, “unaffected” limb is often
abnormal and may be a target for therapeutic interventions in
stroke-induced hemiparetic cerebral palsy.